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Susana Rutherford - Shannen Koostachin Project - Help spread the word
posted: October 22, 2013
Artist: Susana Rutherford is a professional stained glass artist with over 26 years experience in architectural stained glass. Rutherford has also exhibited both as a painter and a glass artist since graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1995.
Artistic Goal: By removing the glass from it’s traditional frame work the object resonates with all the inherent association of stained glass while becoming a exercise in narrative and colour.
Background: Having worked with First Nations communities in PEI and Northern Ontario as a glass artist and lived in Northern Ontario amongst First Nations communities the artist became involved with the Shannen Koostachin story.
The Political Goal: To engage both First Nations and non- First Nations youth directly on issues of educational equity and Canadian identity. To engage
indirectly the wider audience on the same issues.
The Physical Project: To create an installation involving a memorial window of Shannen Koostachin and 111 ribbons with quotes from youths on the subject of the installation.
Exhibition and Dissemination: The artist is in discussion with the Timmins' Museum to exhibit the project and is exploring additional venues. The final
project is also to become the property of the Koostachin Family for exhibition in a public space in Attawapiskat.
The Call: The Artist is looking for Youth ( under 21) of both First Nations and non-First Nations to contribute quotes to appear on the ribbons, that reflect on aspirations and goals for the future of First Nations; education, youth and dreams. The quotes may directly relate to Shannen Koostachin or be more
general in their statement. All quotes should be identified by name, age and cultural identity.
Submit Quotes - email@example.com or posted as comments on the Face Book album of the window in progress https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151888574810606.1073741828.44004800605&type=1 or mailed to Suzanna's studio.
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Gabrielle S. Castonguay Awarded Vilnius Municipality Award at The Fifth International Juried Biennale of Enamel Art in Vilnius, Lithuania
posted: October 15, 2013
Her enameled vessel Grande Verte Percée was chosen to be included in The Fifth International Juried Biennale of Enamel Art in Vilnius, Lithuania. (www.menonisa.lt/en/site/shows/167)
This International Biennale is the largest exhibition of enamel art in the European Union, and Gabrielle’s work was awarded the Vilnius Municipality Award.
Get answers to your kiln-glass questions on the Bullseye Forum
posted: October 12, 2013
For almost 40 years, Bullseye has been working hand-in-hand with artists to expand the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual possibilities of kiln-glass. We've learned a lot in that time, but we can never explore glass in as many ways as the thousands and thousands of people around the world who use Bullseye Glass.
That's why we created the Bullseye Forum. It's a great way to tap into the advice of Bullseye technicians and experienced artists and craftspeople working in their own studios.
A few recent discussion topics from the Techniques section of the Forum:
- Clear vs. Crystal Clear vs. Tekta
- Large ballooning bubble on slumping
- Annealing and how much stress is too much?
The Forum also has a section for discussing Bullseye's video lessons, another for announcements about classes and exhibits, as well as a Chat section for other discussions (a recent example: where to find olivine sand suppliers).
Access to the Bullseye Forum is free. All you need to do is register on the Bullseye website. (If you subscribe to our videos lessons, you're already registered.)
Log in or register today
Every day, Forum members meet and exchange valuable advice, putting our collected experience together to solve challenges. We look forward to seeing you on the Bullseye Forum soon!
Bullseye Panel Discussion at SOFA Chicago - GRADUATED GLASS: Perspectives on the Emerging Artist
posted: October 7, 2013
Friday November 1, 2-3 pm - Room 326
How do the collector, the dealer, and the curator identify the most promising talent in the ever-expanding field of contemporary glass? How does the talented newcomer negotiate the system?
A panel moderated by Bullseye Gallery Director Lani McGregor will discuss the shaky suspension bridge from education to professional practice in the contemporary studio glass world.
Curator, Corning Museum of Glass
Glass Workshop Head, Canberra School of Art
Director, Heller Gallery
Curator, Bullseye Gallery
This panel discussion is part the 2013 Sculpture Object Functional Art + Design Fair (SOFA) in Chicago.
The Artist Project - UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition - NOVEMBER 30, 2013 AT 11:59PM
posted: October 2, 2013
The Artist Project UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition is dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists.
Free space for emerging artists!
One of the most popular features at the show, UNTAPPED Emerging Artists is a juried competition that awards emerging artists from all mediums an opportunity to exhibit at a professional-level art fair for FREE!
This is an excellent opportunity to participate in The Artist Project, enjoy the perks of exhibiting artists and showcase your work to gallerists, collectors and art enthusiasts at no cost!
Learn more and apply >
DEADLINE TO APPLY: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013 AT 11:59PM
Are you an installation or video artist?
The Artist Project is proud to support the work of cutting-edge new media and video artists in addition to large-scale sculpture, conceptual art and installations.
Free space for installation and video artists!
We are inviting installation and video artists to apply. Selected artists will be awarded a FREE space to showcase large-scale and digital projects at no cost! This application is open to all artists and artist collectives.
Learn more and apply >
DEADLINE TO APPLY: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013 AT 11:59PM
Thursday February 20, 2014 from 7-11pm Opening Night Party
Friday February 21, 2014 from 12-8pm
Saturday February 22, 2014 from 11am-8pm
Sunday February 23, 2014 from 11am-6pm
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
Occam’s Razor: Art, Science, & Aesthetics Call for works of art inspired by science - deadline January 14, 2014
posted: October 2, 2013
Occam’s Razor: Art, Science, & Aesthetics
Call for works of art inspired by science
Art is the elimination of the unnecessary. - Pablo Picasso
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. - Albert Einstein
These entwined ideas – which underlie Occam’s Razor – form a thread that links the realms of science and art. Scientists rely on Occam’s Razor, which holds that simpler explanations, all things being equal, are better than more complex ones, to refine their theories and experiments. Artists also may use the precepts of Occam’s Razor in their choices of what to include, and what not to include, in their work.
As an artist, how do you respond to the ideas, methodologies and imagery of science? As a scientist, how do you appreciate the artistic value of your work? How does simplicity inspire your aesthetic choices? Do you wield Occam’s Razor, peeling away the unnecessary to arrive at beauty and simplicity? Does simplicity equate with beauty?
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (PCVA) and the !dea Gallery at the Ontario Science Centre are calling for works of art inspired by science, for a group exhibition that examines similarities in practice amongst scientists and artists. With reference to Occam’s Razor, the exhibition will seek to narrow the cultural divide between Art and Science.
Work selected will be shown at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts from April 2-20, 2014, as well as at the !dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, May 3-June 1, 2014. (!dea Gallery showing may be modified based on space requirements).
Submissions will be accepted online at http://huutaart.com.
Submission deadline: January 14, 2014.
Submissions* to include:
- One (1) image in JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PDF- 1200 pixels (max.) on the longest edge. Max file size 1MB.
- Your first and last name, address, phone number, and e-mail.
- Details including: Title | Year | Medium | Size | Value.
- A 75-word statement (to be used as a label) describing how the artwork relates to science.
- Note of any special requirements for exhibiting.
- Optional: Links to additional images, installation shots, video or CV.
- Non-refundable entry fee payable to Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts; $50 per piece, $25 per piece for students with student ID (undergraduate, graduate), HST included.
Kathe Merilovich, Artist, Initiator of Occam's Razor Project
Ana Klasnja, M.A., Idea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, Invited Curator
Robin Kingsburgh, B.Sc., Ph.D., Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences/ School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University and Division of Natural Science, York University
Stephen Morris, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Department of Physics, University of Toronto
Michelle Letarte, Ph.D., Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children
* All submissions are subject to a fee that covers PCVA exhibition costs.
Submissions may be mailed to or dropped off at PCVA on a USB Key by January 14, 2014 and must include the non-refundable entry fee (cheque, money order) payable to Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish USB Key to be returned. We do not accept submissions via email.
‘Occam’s Razor’ c/o Kathe Merilovich,
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts 984 Queen Street West,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 1H1
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital - Call For Art Submissions for 2013 and 2014
posted: October 2, 2013
EMPLOYMENT / RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY: - Sheridan Glass Artist in Residence / Monitor, Winter Semester 2014 - deadline Nov. 15
posted: September 28, 2013
The Glass program within Craft & Design program at Sheridan is pleased to announce the search for our annual Artist in Residence /
monitor. The position commences on January 6 for the Winter semester of the 2013-14 academic year for a 15 week period. A studio
space will be provided with full access to glass facilities (including two 4-hour blow slots). There are 2 positions available, one
position involves 18 hours of monitor responsibilities the second one involves 21 hours of monitor responsibilities. Remuneration is
Please feel welcome to apply, and/or circulate this information to individuals who you feel might be interested.
Application deadline: November 15, 2013
Please send any comments or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Animation, Art & Design
Position Title: Glass Artist in Residence Monitor
Employee Group: Support
Faculty: Animation, Arts and Design Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activities at any Sheridan Campus)
Salary Range: $15/hr to a maximum of 21 hrs.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2013
Sheridan’s Craft & Design program is seeking candidates for the Artist in Residence position in Glass. Our Artist in Residence will be
an artist and/or designer with professional experience who has graduated from a post secondary program in glass for at least 3 years.
Broad-based knowledge of contemporary glass, art and design, and an active exhibition record are expected. International professional
experience is valued. Prior teaching experience is considered a strength. The position is for 1 semester (15 weeks). Candidates are
eligible to fill the position for a maximum of 2 semesters. Limited personal studio space will be provided with full access to glass
facilities (including two 4-hour blow slots), 7 days a week from 8am till midnight. The Artist in Residence will be active in their own
glass work during this period. All glass genres are eligible for consideration. The candidate’s area of expertise should be highlighted in
• graduated from a post secondary program in glass for at least 3 years
• Innovative work in area of expertise
• Commitment to making evidenced by active studio practice
• Established exhibition record and professional engagement appropriate to a college level
• Informed view of contemporary glass practices, issues and criticism, as well as pluralistic approach to contemporary art and
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Committed to working within a diverse team environment
• Ability to work collaboratively within the Glass Studio, across the Craft & Design program, the college, and the community
• Preferred: Experience teaching and advising students
• Preferred: Strong network of contacts with other professionals, organisations and employers
Sheridan Artists in Residence / monitors, provide production support to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and
contribute to the creation of a learning-centred environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to
College, School and program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives.
Artists in Residence / monitors are responsible for:
• Supporting an effective environment for learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds,
experiences and individual learning styles;
• Following appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating student learning;
• Maintaining an active studio practice;
• Supporting students in the production of their program work;
• Monitoring students after hours;
• Overseeing health and safety requirements throughout the glass studio;
Interested candidates will submit the following:
• Fifteen (15) digital images of your recent work are required (jpeg format, maximum 1024 x 768 pixels) posted to Flickr,
Dropbox (Link must be provided) or mailed on CD-ROM or DVD.
• Five (5) minutes of a combination of sound or video files instead of, or in addition to, digital still images may be submitted by
artists working in installation, video, audio, performance or electronic media in relation to glass. Submit audio or video files to either
Vimeo, YouTube (Link must be provided) or mailed on CD-ROM or DVD.
• Support material list of the images, video and sound files that you are submitting. Digital image files must be numbered and
titled, and correspond to the support material list (e.g. 01.title.jpg). For each work on the list, include title, year, medium and
• Artist statement (half to one page maximum, minimum font size 11 as either a PDF or MSWord)
• Current résumé and a letter briefly outlining your experience, qualifications in relation to contemporary glass as either a PDF
or MSWord attachment
• Names for three references (with contact information) no later than November 15, 2013 to:
Heather Whitton at:
Associate Dean, Faculty of Animation, Art & Design
Sheridan College - 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 2L1 CANADA
Tel: (905) 845-9430 x2506
Electronic applications are preferred.
Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Maciej Dyszkiewicz work has been selected for Kanazawa 2013 - International Exhibition of Glass
posted: September 28, 2013
It is strange that glass artists (glass blowers especially) fail to recognize the opportunities arising from combining creatively metal and glass.
We all know, metal is commonly used as functional devise for the blown work. Variety of metal stands, holders are frequently used to display a platter or maybe a glass sculpture. Yet , there are very few examples of pieces where creative status of metal part is as important as creative status of glass part. I don't think this dilemma lays in the work of glass casters, as the possible sheer scale eliminates the necessity for the creative solutions with the metal framing.
Many glass artists have learned to work with metal and they can shape this material to fit the simple glass forms. This is not enough.
Strangely, to be creative with metal and serve the glass needs, Contradiction lays in the fact that you need to be proficient with the glass techniques.
The wheel cutting techniques are especially helpful. They are precise and relatively fast, They prepare structurally the glass parts to fit the metal, not to mention the decorative side. If the blown glass is to be used on the grand scale with the metal being not only the bare structure, but also creative part of the piece. The wheel cutting and other cold working techniques are essential.
Studio Magazine - Spring / Summer Issue Deadline - book by Nov. 25
posted: September 26, 2013
Spring/Summer 2014 - DESIGN ISSUE
The relationship between craft and design is as old as making itself. But with the constantly developing manufacturing techniques of our post-industrial world, the questions surrounding materials, function and production sometimes pitch craft and design in production. This issue of Studio will investigate the meaning of design by looking through various lenses at this expression of creation.
Studio Magazine delivers an informed craft and design coverage to a diverse national audience in well-written stories that offer a dependable and relevant voice. As the only national magazine dedicated to fine craft and design in Canada, this publication is a visually rich chronicle of Canada's craft and design community. With an estimated national readership of over 17,500, Studio offers its advertisers a platform to reach a dedicated and loyal niche audience of craftspeople, designers, collectors, educators and retailers across Canada.
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